- Lawmakers speak out on UPMC's anti-bill campaign Updated: Dec-10-13 9:35 am
- Europeans open marathon talks on bank rescues Updated: Dec-10-13 8:52 am
- Recent Kansas editorials Updated: Dec-10-13 8:34 am
- US-led Pacific trade zone talks end without deal Updated: Dec-10-13 7:58 am
- Raceland recreation tax may be on April 5 ballot Updated: Dec-10-13 7:47 am
- ICC tells Ameren to lower electricity rates Updated: Dec-10-13 7:38 am
- Cuomo commission on NY taxes to issue report Updated: Dec-10-13 7:20 am
- Chamber: Lafayette only parish to end tax rebate Updated: Dec-10-13 6:50 am
- Kuster calls for heating funds to be restored Updated: Dec-10-13 6:35 am
- Funding Board to hear revenue estimates Updated: Dec-10-13 3:34 am
- IRS nominee to face questions on health law Updated: Dec-10-13 3:24 am
- Congress renews undetectable gun ban just in time Updated: Dec-10-13 3:18 am
- Local leaders planning for climate effects Updated: Dec-10-13 3:17 am
- Pension crisis endangers Chicago's future Updated: Dec-10-13 1:20 am
- Audit targets safety on NY state railroad bridges Updated: Dec-10-13 12:41 am
- EPA: Lands around Riverton still 'Indian Country' Updated: Dec-10-13 12:32 am
- Prospects dim for fast renewal of jobless benefits Updated: Dec-09-13 11:09 pm
- Guilty verdict in California city corruption trial Updated: Dec-09-13 9:53 pm
- Nixon outlines plan for new mental hospital Updated: Dec-09-13 9:23 pm
- Art Pope says he's sad about Roses, Maxway pickets Updated: Dec-09-13 8:05 pm
- State sells plane, cuts higher ed. amid shortfall Updated: Dec-09-13 8:01 pm
- Ohio state school board member who lobbied resigns Updated: Dec-09-13 7:36 pm
- Democrats question Mead about Medicaid expansion Updated: Dec-09-13 7:26 pm
- ND tax accord nets $40M monthly for tribe, state Updated: Dec-09-13 7:05 pm
- Minn. Senate leader: Rebate checks unlikely Updated: Dec-09-13 6:59 pm
PITTSBURGH - Two Pittsburgh-area lawmakers are speaking out about a direct mail and robocall campaign the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is waging against their bills that would require all large health systems in the state to accept insurance from any in-state company.
BRUSSELS - Finance ministers of the European Union on Tuesday held marathon talks on how to create a central agency that can rescue banks without using taxpayer money.
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SINGAPORE - The United States and 11 other nations negotiating a free trade zone stretching from Chile to Japan failed to reach a final agreement at talks in Singapore, but indicated they were closing in on a landmark deal.
RACELAND, Louisiana - A measure that would renew a property tax for recreation in Raceland could go on the April 5 ballot.
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Utility regulators say Ameren Illinois needs to lower its electricity delivery rate in 2014.
ALBANY, New York - One of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's tax commissions is expected to release its report Tuesday.
LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - The Lafayette Chamber of Commerce says every other parish in the state offers businesses a tax rebate that the Lafayette City-Parish Council is considering doing away with.
NASHUA, New Hampshire - U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster says across-the-board budget cuts are slashing funds for heating assistance, and that is hurting New Hampshire families.
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The State Funding Board will meet on Tuesday to hear economists' revenue estimates for the upcoming budget year.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's choice to head the Internal Revenue Service goes before a Senate committee Tuesday to face tough questions about the agency's targeting of tea party groups and its ability to administer parts of the president's health law.
WASHINGTON - Congress' easy renewal of an expiring ban on undetectable plastic guns belies the larger reality that one year after the horrific school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, major new firearms restrictions have little chance of enactment anytime soon.
WASHINGTON - When it comes to climate change, local officials have a message for Washington: Lead or get out of the way.
CHICAGO - It's not the vision of a world-class city that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel typically likes to portray.
ALBANY, New York - The state's Department of Transportation lacked records to show adequate and updated safety plans and inspections for many railroad bridges statewide, according to an audit due for release Tuesday by the comptroller's office.
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has determined that congressional action over a century ago didn't change the legal status of nearly 1.5 million acres around Riverton as Indian Country.
WASHINGTON - Prospects dimmed Monday for a quick extension of expiring unemployment benefits as Republican officials said they would not agree to include a renewal in any year-end budget deal.
LOS ANGELES - A former official in the Los Angeles suburb of Bell was convicted of corruption Monday in a case that drove the city to the brink of bankruptcy.
FULTON, Missouri - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon announced Monday he wants to issue bonds to pay for improvements to a state mental health facility, where the wards are "cramped, loud and deteriorating" and have led to injuries to patients and staff.
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina state budget director Art Pope says he's "saddened" and "shocked" the NAACP and allied groups have decided to picket his family's stores over his political positions.
INDIANAPOLIS - Gov. Mike Pence is selling the state plane and asking agencies to cut spending as Indiana deals with a surprise $141 million budget shortfall, he said Monday.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A member of Ohio's state school board resigned Monday after questions arose over his work as a lobbyist. He cited an ethics opinion suggesting the arrangement was illegal.
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Democratic lawmakers questioned Gov. Matt Mead on Monday about his recommendation that Wyoming not expand Medicaid to offer health insurance to thousands of low-income adults.
BISMARCK, North Dakota - A tax agreement that standardized the rules and spurred oil drilling on an American Indian reservation in North Dakota is bringing in more than $40 million monthly for the state and tribal members, up from zero five years ago, state Tax Department records show.
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Don't count on a sales tax rebate check like the ones that became popular in prior years when Minnesota ran a budget surplus, the state's top senator said Monday.